By: Long Po-an and Chiang Yi-ching
In a legislative hearing, Director-General of the Sports Administration Kao Chin-hsung (高俊雄) said that while he respected Canada's decision to drop out due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan will make its own call on the matter.
"The decision of other countries regarding their participation in the Olympics will not influence our own choice on the matter," Kao said, in response to a legislator's question on whether Taiwan would follow the lead of Canada, which announced its withdrawal on Sunday.
Taiwan is going ahead with its preparations to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics, as long as the health of its athletes will not be at risk, Kao said. [FULL STORY]